ART ACTION 1958 - 1998

Inter Art Actuel et Le Lieu, Centre en Art Actuel, Quebec, 1998 [Text 2001]

This text is the result of a conference held in Quebec, Montreal, between October 20-25, 1998. Papers were presented by artists, curators, historians and critics from throughout the world covering topics such as: Happenings, Fluxus, Intermedia, Zaj, Body Art. Action Poetry, Actionnisme Viennois, Performance, Arte Accion, Sztuka Performance, Performans, and Akcio Muveszet.

Participants by country included: Felipe Ehrenberg (Mexico), Laszlo Beke (Hungray), Victor Munoz (Latin America), Michal Murin and Gabor Hushegyi (Slovakia), Lukasz Guzek (Poland), Balint Szombathy (Yougoslavia), as well as Pierre Restany and Dick Higgins among many others. The text is dedicated to Dick Higgins who died during the conference in Quebec soon after giving a performance piece "Danger Music No. 2 at the Le Lieu performance space, a performance piece that involves screaming as loud as possible for as long as possible.

Considering the nearly exhaustive list of artists mentioned in the many papers delivered during the conference, including artists from thoughout the world, the following list will concentrate on those artists from Eastern Europe and Latin America mentioned.

Limited Partial List:

LATIN AMERICA
 
Castaneda, Consuelo 
Castro, Humberto
Clark, Lygia
Cuenca, Arturo
Gomez, Carlos
Gomez-Pena, Guillermo
Meireles, Cildo
Mendive, Manuel
Oiticia, Helio
Sanchez, Osvaldo
Soto, Leandro
Vargas, Eugenio
EASTERN EUROPE
 
GERMANY - EAST / WEST 
Beuys, Joseph
Export, Valie [Austria]
Singer, Roman
HUNGARY
Erdely, Miklos
Galantai, Gyorgy
Hajas, Tibor
Tot, Endre
POLAND
Beres, Jerzy
Swidzinski, Jan
SLOVAKIA
Filko, Stano
Koller, Julius 
YUGOSLAVIA - Szombathy, Balint
Abramovic, Mariana
Dimitrijevic, Braco
Stilinovic, Mladen
Todosijevic, Rasa
Trbuljak, Goran
HAPPENINGS / FLUXUS
 
Cage, John
Filliou, Robert
Kaprow, Allan
Knowles, Allison 
Oldenburg, Claes
Ono, Yoko
Schneemann, Carolee
Spoerri, Daniel
EXHIBITIONS DISCUSSED:
In the moment / At another moment